Season 15 begins withEmbrace of the Serpent(Colombia, 2015). At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Embrace of the Serpent centres on the shaman and the last survivors of his people, and the two scientists who over the course of 40 years, built a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who travelled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.
Tickets are €8.50/€7 and are sold at the door. Season tickets for all ten films are available for €60/€45 - a savings of €25.
Other films in Season 15 are Dheepan (France) on Thursday 6 October; Mustang
(Turkey) on Thursday 13 October; Fire At Sea (Italy) on Thursday 20 October; Remainder (UK, Germany) on Thursday 27 October; Labyrinth Of Lies (Germany) on Thursday 10 November; Rams (Iceland) on Thursday 17 November; My Name Is Emily (Ireland) on Thursday 24 November; The Measure Of A Man (France) on Thursday 1 December; and Sweet Bean (Japan) on Thursday 8 December.
Details for all films are on www.corkcineclub.com, Facebookand Twitter.
Cork Cine Club is a volunteer-run organisation whose mission is to give local audiences the chance to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial cinema screens. Since its founding in 2010, Cork Cine Club has offered more than 140 of the best in independent films to Cork audiences.